Foraging the final 27 ingredients!

This follows on from the first two pages on Rita Amundsen’s preservation course in Malvik:

http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=1507

http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=1544

We had so far added 385 plant parts to Rita’s fermentation jar. We needed more greens to add volume and a few more species, so after most of the course participants had left, the hard core foragers headed down to the beach. We were an international group with Arna Mathiesen  and Kolbrún Þóra Oddsdóttir (originally from Iceland), Rita Amundsen (from Finland), Tijana Gajic (from Bosnia), Veronica Samycia (France) and me (UK)!
We picked 27 new varieties which brings our claimed world record to 412 plant parts…. (taste assessment will have to wait until it is ready!)

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No wonder Veronica hadn’t been able to find the wild onion / villløk (Allium oleraceum). It was lying horizontally in the wood…
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Plantago media / Hoary Plantain / Dunkjempe
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“Løk for Strøk” Mathiesen with Malvik Wild Onion
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Veronica was in taraxecstasy at the diversity of dandelions to be found
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Ecstatic dandelion hunter?
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Nature’s rock garden with Allium oleraceum, Saxifraga tridactylites etc.
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Sedum acre, Allium oleraceum and Viola tricolor triplet
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Strandstjerne / Sea Aster plants were quite varied in form and colour, here with channeled wrack /sauetang and Glaux maritima
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Plantago maritima
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Collecting and eating Aster tripolium (Strandstjerne / Sea Aster)
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Collecting and eating Aster tripolium (Strandstjerne / Sea Aster)
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Aster tripolium diversity
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Internal joke ;)
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Angelica sylvestris / Wood Angelica / Sløke
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Angelica sylvestris / Wood Angelica / Sløke
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View back to the house
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Bulk from ground elder / skvallerkål
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Preparing the last ingredients for the world record ferment! We picked 27 more plant parts, bringing the grand total to 412! The wine was not one of the ingredients !
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It is quite normal for Icelanders to sunbathe without sun and in temperatures below 10C :)
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Internal joke
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Not edible!

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